Barack Obama, President of the United States
The direct correlation between Obama and King go without saying. Like that of the slain civil rights leader, Obama's peaceful demeanor and aspirations of hope resonate well with the American people. Whether or not the nation can agree on his policies, Obama singlehandedly changed American history and has left an everlasting impression on its' citizens. He is a leader people argue has undoubtedly helped continue the dream.
"My fellow Americans," he said to millions in his inaugural address, "we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together.”